Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which means an immensely improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see old information.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting service and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI will enable you to cancel or to restart any instance, to view in-depth logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open considerably faster, meaning more pleased visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Linux semi-dedicated service offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, since the caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software once your website has been taken online. If you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will noticeably lower the load on the server generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your sites or to see system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish caching platform comes by default with each of the Linux VPS servers that we offer on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the work of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a number of sites, you’ll notice a significant reduction in the overall server load and a tremendously better page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the website and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will perceive the result. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform better, but you’ll also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you will have full control over it via an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to see an in-depth log, to clear the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have busy websites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially faster web page loading times and the less load on your server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the web pages that people access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.